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Considerations in Publishing a Psychiatric Randomized Clinical Trial with Kenyan Children

Considerations in Publishing a Psychiatric Randomized Clinical Trial with Kenyan Children Considerations in Publishing a Psychiatric Randomized Clinical Trial with Kenyan Children Editor's Note Editor's Note Considerations in Publishing a Psychiatric Randomized Clinical Trial with Kenyan Children Dost Öngür, MD, PhD The article by Osborn and coauthors in this issue of JAMA academic performance. In this context, the authors saw the Psychiatry underscores several challenges conducting clini- Study Skills training condition as addressing a source of cal research in an underresourced environment, such as Ke- anxiety and depression symptoms. Moreover, their intent nya. In this study, the investigators screened schoolchildren was to study Shamiri, a low-resource intervention; thus, for moderately severe anxi- they needed a comparison that was both appropriate in con- text and easy to implement in this low-resource setting. Con- ety and depression and of- Related article fered a subset of them entry sistent with this view, data show that both anxiety and into a randomized clinical trial. Those eligible but not offered depression symptoms did decrease markedly for students in entrance into the trial were instead informed of the services the Study Skills condition. Students in the Study Skills and that were available to them within their school, and in addi- Shamiri arms had equally positive responses http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Considerations in Publishing a Psychiatric Randomized Clinical Trial with Kenyan Children

JAMA Psychiatry , Volume 78 (8) – Aug 9, 2021

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-622X
eISSN
2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0926
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Abstract

Considerations in Publishing a Psychiatric Randomized Clinical Trial with Kenyan Children Editor's Note Editor's Note Considerations in Publishing a Psychiatric Randomized Clinical Trial with Kenyan Children Dost Öngür, MD, PhD The article by Osborn and coauthors in this issue of JAMA academic performance. In this context, the authors saw the Psychiatry underscores several challenges conducting clini- Study Skills training condition as addressing a source of cal research in an underresourced environment, such as Ke- anxiety and depression symptoms. Moreover, their intent nya. In this study, the investigators screened schoolchildren was to study Shamiri, a low-resource intervention; thus, for moderately severe anxi- they needed a comparison that was both appropriate in con- text and easy to implement in this low-resource setting. Con- ety and depression and of- Related article fered a subset of them entry sistent with this view, data show that both anxiety and into a randomized clinical trial. Those eligible but not offered depression symptoms did decrease markedly for students in entrance into the trial were instead informed of the services the Study Skills condition. Students in the Study Skills and that were available to them within their school, and in addi- Shamiri arms had equally positive responses

Journal

JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 9, 2021

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